TN Governor Discusses ‘Strategic Partnerships’ with Large Israeli Hospital

PRESS RELEASE from Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, Sept. 9, 2015:

A delegation of 30 leaders in government, business and healthcare met at Rambam Health Care Campus to see the latest innovations in healthcare and discuss collaboration.

A delegation of leading government, business and healthcare leaders from Tennessee, including Gov. Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy, visited Rambam Health Care Campus to see the latest innovations in healthcare and to discuss collaboration between the state and the hospital.

Rambam Health Care Campus is Northern Israel’s largest medical campus serving a potential population of two million people. The hospital has the only Level One trauma center in the region, and is home to the 2,000-bed Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital, the largest facility of its kind in the world. The hospital’s success in transforming healthcare innovations has received international acclaim, particularly in the fields of oncology, pediatrics, cardiology, mass casualty/ trauma care, and research innovation. Rambam’s doctors partake in fellowships throughout the United States. The State of Tennessee and the hospital will also be discussing possible collaborations.

The delegation accompanying the governor included chief executive officers of high-tech and biomedical companies, doctors, and members of the Tennessee Jewish community. The mission was assembled by the Governor’s Office, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and Conexx.

“Rambam Health Care Campus is honored to have hosted the Honorable Bill Haslam, Governor of the State of Tennessee, where he highlighted the opportunities for strategic partnerships between Rambam and leaders in life sciences and health research in Tennessee,” said Rambam’s Director of Medical and Research Development, Dr. Karl Skorecki. “We are excited about the new opportunities for academic, professional and business alliances between Rambam and the many top notch life and health sciences institutions and companies in the State of Tennessee.”